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Best bit of this Plaza is the Don Quixote statue which everyone wants to be photo'd next to particularly the Japanses/Chinese making it very frustrating to get a clear shot of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Go back to childhood as you walk up to Don Quixote and his loyal assistant Sancho Panza ... admire the Cervantes monument, spend a few moments admiring the artists sketching ... at a walking distance from the Palacio Real, this place is a must see.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Best bit of this Plaza is the Don Quixote statue which everyone wants to be photo'd next to particularly the Japanses/Chinese making it very frustrating to get a clear shot of the man on horseback. Nice place to sit in the sun and take it all in. Don't panic if you dont have time though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We walked through this lovely Plaza a number of times, including on our first evening in Madrid. It is a grand combination of greenery, monuments and surrounding landmark high-rise. The monument to Cervantes is wonderful featured. The stone sculpture of Cervantes overlooks bronzes of his famous creation Don Quixote and his faithful servant Sancho Panza. The water surrounds are pleasant.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I would have enjoyed this more without all the people trying to sell you stuff or dressed up like characters to get your picture taken with them. Instead of being able to sit and take in the plaza, we just strolled through and kept going so as not to be approached by more of them.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The spanish especially those in Madrid love a good monument or fountain Its a really nice area of madrid, At night it is lit up beautifully Lots of places in the surrounding areas to go and eat or drink Would recommend

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Well, during my stay in Madrid, my house was close to Plaza de Espana. I used to pass by it almost everyday and in the morning or at night, I would just stop for a minute and look at it. It's really beautiful. Most of the times, there are some markets which is fun to go and check. I took... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The Plaza de España is a very big square and it has a monument to Cervantes, with a large pool behind the monument. There are usually stalls in the square that sell very interesting items.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I don't know why people say this square is dumpy! I loved it, mostly because of its fantastic monument in the center to Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes with larger-than-life sized statues of characters from his novel Don Quixote. The monument has a large fountain in front with neatly tended beds of brilliant purple and yellow flowers, grassy areas, and... More 

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Woodstock, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The Plaza de Espana in Sevilla was absolutley one of the most beautiful places we visited in Spain. There is a beautiful fountain in the middle of the plaza, and the outer areas of the plaza are covered with many different colored tiles. You can rent a small boat for 5 Euros and row around the small moat area, which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A peaceful oasis in Madrid (at the end of the Grand Via) with a park, a nice fountain and the impressive monument to Cervantes. The monument itself is worth the trip. It is also a nice picture, a contrast to the tall buildings that serve as a backdrop. It is near the Pl Espana Metro and the Egyptian Temple of... More 

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Just south of the sprawling campus of the Complutense University of Madrid, Arguelles exudes a fast-paced, collegiate vibe. The main street, Calle Princesa, is filled with twenty-somethings rushing between classes and errands, meeting up with classmates, and grabbing cheap beers and cheap eats. This is a prime shopping spot where the major Spanish clothing and department store chains are less busy than their downtown counterparts, and there is an array of casual dining options to choose from. Check out nearby outdoor spaces such as the lushly planted Plaza de España to the south, which is often filled with craft stalls. To the west of Arguelles is the giant Parque Oueste, a calm and picturesque park with its own Egyptian temple.
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